Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) – Central

EOC is a federally funded program that assists eligible participants to enroll in and complete a post-secondary education program. All services (listed below) are free to our participants. The EOC Central serves residents of Lonoke County, Pulaski County, or Saline County.

Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.


  • United States citizen or permanent resident status
  • Age 19 or above or veteran of any age
  • Must meet federal guidelines to demonstrate financial need
  • First-generation college student (neither parent has a 4-year college degree)
  • Express a desire to enroll in a post-secondary education program

Our Services

Academic Assistance

  • ACCUPLACER testing
  • Referral to Adult Education Centers for GED Assistance
  • Tutoring for ACT and the ACCUPLACER
  • Workshops on study skills and college survival issues

Career Exploration

  • Career assessments to match your interest, abilities, and values with specific areas
  • Information regarding the job market, career projections, and the appropriate training

Enrollment Counseling

  • Assistance in identifying a college, vo-tech, career-specific program, or proprietary school that meets your needs
  • Assistance in completing admissions applications and other enrollment forms
  • Academic advice and assistance in course selection

Financial Aid Counseling

  • Assistance in completing federal and state student financial aid forms
  • Information regarding grants and loans responsibilities
  • Assistance with resolving loan debt

Computer Lab

The computer lab is available for use by clients for internet browsing, completing homework assignments, and general usage in relation to education.